Economic satire 'Greed' leads this week's new releases

21 Feb 2020 in New Releases

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Sir Richard "Greedy" McCreadie is a controversial billionaire businessman who has recently been called in to testify at a Parliamentary Select Committee about various unethical practices he's employed throughout his career. 

With his reputation having taken a bit of a hit in the process, he decides the best way to restore it is to throw a lavish 60th birthday party on the Greek island of Mykonos, inviting the rich and famous to celebrate alongside him. With flashbacks detailing the upbringing of the fictional tycoon and the dodgy dealings which aided the development of his fashion empire, the film gives insight to the astonishing ways in which real businesses have been built. Supported by an ensemble cast from the world of British comedy, satire Greed pulls few punches in its skewering of the media, big business and the cult of celebrity.

Also out in cinemas this week

Waiting for Anya

Adapted from the novel of the same name by the author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo, this World War Two drama follows thirteen-year-old French shepherd Jo, whose idyllic childhood is thrown into chaos once his father leaves home to fight in the war.

Learning to become the man of the house, Jo soon stumbles across a man in the woods named Benjamin, a Jewish escapee who has evaded Nazi capture and is waiting for his daughter, Anya, to return to him after they have been split up. Benjamin is also responsible for smuggling Jewish children across the border to Spain and, with the help of a secretive and grumpy old widow named Horcada, Jo becomes a key part in the efforts to save these young Jewish lives. Tense and inspiring, this is an insightful look into the ways in which we can all make a difference during desperate times no matter who we are.

New to DVD this week

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

This follow-up to the 2014 dark fairytale takes place five years after the previously evil fairy Maleficent restored the Moors to their former glory and crowned Princess Aurora as Queen of the Kingdom. 

However, Maleficent's peaceful life is disrupted when Aurora announces her engagement to Prince Phillip, an act that could positively bring the fairy and human kingdom together if it wasn't for Queen Ingrith's plan to destroy Maleficent and the Moors. While the opposing sides prepare for conflict, Maleficent discovers a hidden world of fairies that could link her to her ancestors and special powers. This is an entertaining family adventure that discusses themes such as relationships, community and not judging others based on their appearance.

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